Are pink peppercorns, real peppercorns?
Pink peppercorns are the fruit of the Schinus Terebinthifolius Brazilian pepper tree. This tree has a height of 9 - 15 meters and belongs to Sumac plants' plant family (Anacardiaceae). From a botanical point of view, it's not a pepper variety; it's a berry.
What does Schinus Terebinthifolius taste like?
It tastes different than what his name suggests. It feels pleasantly fruity, slightly resinous, without sharpness and with a flowery-sweet aroma, reminiscent of juniper. Because of its sweet aroma, it is becoming increasingly popular in Europe as a spice.
How do I use Schinus Terebinthifolius?
In grocery stores, you find the pink pepper usually as a mixture with white and black pepper. This mixture is not so good for a pepper mill, as the pink pepper is very light. It is advisable to order the pink pepper separately. So you can grind it in a mortar and use it for seasoning. Use it sparingly due to its intensity.
What do I use pink peppercorns for?
Pink pepper is so versatile in its application. Its aroma goes well with fish and steak but also with poultry and game. He spices sauces, mashed potatoes and also decorates creamy soups. Italian cuisine uses it for pasta dishes. He also refines vegetables like asparagus or fennel.
With which can I combine pink pepper?
Pink pepper goes well with the following spices: black and green pepper, fennel, ginger, galangal, chervil, parsley, lemongrass, mint.
How do I store spices?
Please store the dried berries in an airtight container. Besides, please keep them away from sunlight, cool and dry. Only grind small amounts that you use up quickly.